FAQs

Where are you located?
 17 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston. Please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

What are your shelter hours?
We are open to the public Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Whom should I call when I see a loose dog, a roaming cat or a dead animal in my street/yard neighborhood?
Call your local animal control officer.

What happens if my pet is brought to the shelter?
When a stray animal is brought to the shelter it is checked for an I.D. tag and scanned for a microchip.  The description of the animal is compared to animals that have been logged in our “Lost” book by people who have found a stray animal.   If no identification is found and we are unable to reunite the pet with its owner, the pet is held for the requisite amount of time (six days for a dog, forty-eight hours for a cat) before the shelter takes ownership of the pet and we can adopt it out.

Does the shelter provide veterinary care for owned animals?
No, the shelter does not provide veterinary care for owned animals, we have many wonderful veterinarians in our community who can assist you with your pet.  We do, however, offer micro-chipping at the shelter for $25 per pet.

Are you a “no kill” shelter?
The Pope Memorial Humane Society adopts out all adoptable animals to new homes regardless of breed or age.  There are no time or space limits for animals in the shelter’s care. We regularly adopt out, reunite with family or send to rescue over 97% of the pets that come through our doors. Pets that are determined to be a health or safety risk to humans or other pets will not be placed for adoption.

If I make a gift to a national organization such as the HSUS or the ASPCA, does PMHSKC receive a portion of my donation?
We are a private, independent non-profit 501 (c)3 organization and we are not affiliated with HSUS or any other national animal welfare entity nor do we receive any funds from national organizations.  We are primarily funded by voluntary donations from individuals and businesses in our community.  Funding for PMHSKC’s programs and services from donors is received in the form of cash donations, bequests, trusts and endowments, and fees.